Grief Counseling/Play Therapy
Beckloff Pediatric Behavioral Center
We’re a counseling and educational center focused on helping kids and teens. In fact, that’s our specialty!!! We work with kids, teens, and their families- specialists in working with kids to promote good, healthy development. We want the entire family to benefit, and give special care to help parents find ways to help their kids. We do everything we can to help get a kid back on track, whether that is in the family, social or school arena. Come on in and let us get to work! 17210 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252
The WARM place
The WARM Place provides grief support for children ages 3 ½ – 18 and their families as well as young adults 19 – 25 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The WARM Place is a nonprofit agency that provides bi-weekly peer-support groups for children and their families after the death of a loved one. Founded in 1989 The WARM Place has companioned over 30,000 children and their families along their grief journey. Our program, led by trained volunteers, provides a safe environment for children to express feeling and emotions as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their own. 809 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
GRIEFWORKS CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT.
GriefWorks helps children ages 5–18 grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that brings them closer to answers they are seeking, rather than leaving them stuck in their grief journey. At GriefWorks, our experienced, trained grief counselors and volunteers listen to children’s hurts and guide them in individual and age-divided groups.Groups are held twice a month in the evenings, and are divided by age (5-8, 9-12, 13-18). Parents meet in their own support group at the same time.Additionally, for those requiring even more support, private grief counseling is available for a low sliding-scale fee. Ages: 5-18 Fee: free or sliding scale.For more information on our services, please contact us or call Janet at 972-960-9981. Ext 109
Camp Sol is a group of bereaved parents, medical professionals and mental health professionals bonded to serve the common cause of assisting grieving families through one of life’s most difficult tragedies, the death of a child. Camp Sol utilizes the experiences of parents who have experienced the death of a child, along with the expertise and support of child life specialists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers, play therapists, music therapists, psychologists and community grief support representatives to assist grieving families.
Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro
Most adults have experienced loss and grief, but children do not always posses the necessary skills to cope with their loss effectively. El Tesoro de la Vida, a week-long resident camp for children ages 6-17, helps children learn these skills alongside their peers.
BOOKS FOR SIBLINGS / CHILDREN
Thumpy’s Story – Nancy Dodge – A colorful book of Thumpy, the bunny’s, grief over the death of his sister Bun. It encourages children to discuss their feelings in a warm, sensitive way.
Where’s Jess? – Marvin Johnson. – The grief of surviving brothers and sisters is explored with valuable coping tips included for young children and parents.
No New Baby – Marilyn Gryte – For youngsters whose mommy miscarries, this very tender book explains how you’re not to blame, how we don’t always have answers, and that it’s OK to be sad and ask questions.
No Tendremos Un Nuevo Bebe (Spanish language version of above)
Answers to a Child’s Questions About Death – Peter Stillman, 1979 – Designed to help younger children cope in healthy, intelligent ways with the shock of a loved one’s death.
A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family after the Death of a Loved One – Phyllis R. Silverman and Madelyn Kelly, 2009
Where Are You? A Child’s Book About Loss – Laura Olivieri, 2007. Helpful for younger kids (7 and under), following the death of a loved one.
Something Happened: A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss – Cathy Blandford, 2008
Comfort Me Mommy, I’m Hurting – Diane Stephenson – Story of a young child’s excitement waiting for the birth of a baby, followed by grief, anger, hurt, then ultimate acceptance of the sudden death of his unborn brother.
Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children – Linda Goldman, 1999
Comprehensive Site For Stillbirth and Infant Loss
Through a package personalized to best fit the loss and offer age-appropriate activities and guidance, the gift is intended to assist the child/children in understanding their own grief, that of their families, and the sudden changes in their family dynamics. The included resources provide assistance for parents with breaching the topics of loss and grief with their living children in coping with the emotions left after losing their newest family member. The packages can include a reading book, an activity book, teddy bear, and pamphlets on sibling grief. Sibling package requests can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.714.9320
Kids Learn about Death and Celebrating Life (Los ninos aprenden sbre la muerte y la celebration de la vida) – Billie Staton Humphries. A duel language book about understanding death and learning to celebrate life.